Horse vs. Helicopter – Place Your Bets! Kirk Douglas in Lonely Are the Brave in 35mm

The Patio Theater – 6008 W Irving Park Road – $5.00 per ticket
For the full schedule of classic film screenings at the Patio, please click here.


Wednesday, October 16 @ 7:30pm
Directed by David Miller • 1962
Shortly after Kirk Douglas broke the Blacklist by insisting screenwriter Dalton Trumbo be given screen credit on Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus, the two Hollywood legends made a film that deals as much with America’s twisted and constantly changing cultural landscape as it does the spiritual decline of the West. Adapted from Edward Abbey’s 1956 novel The Brave Cowboy, the film follows Douglas on the run from the law after a failed jailbreak, eventually pitting him against Walter Matthau and a menacing helicopter. While early-sixties contemporaries like The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and Ride the High Country give their aging stars a quiet dignity, Lonely are the Brave is explosive and desperate, slamming cowboy fables onto the hard pavement of modern civilization. Known as Douglas’s favorite film, Lonely wears its heart on its sleeve and is all the better for it. With Gena Rowlands, George Kennedy, and Jerry Goldsmith’s first major score. (JA)
107 min • Universal Pictures • 35mm from Universal


Borzage HMD

Presented by the Northwest Chicago Film Society and Chicago Film Archives.
Saturday, October 19, 11am – 3pm. Free Admission
Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark Street

Learn the tricks of the trade!  Go down to the basement and dig out your Super 8 memories of that interminable trip to Idaho or that embarrassing 16mm footage of your mother’s rockin’ bat mitzvah and bring them to the Chicago History Museum on Saturday, October 19 for this year’s edition of Home Movie Day. Jointly presented for the third year in a row by Chicago Film Archives and the Northwest Chicago Film Society, Home Movie Day offers Chicagoans the opportunity to gather together and share their celluloid histories. Home movies provide invaluable records of our families and our communities: they document vanished storefronts, questionable fashions, adorable pets, long-departed loved ones, and neighborhoods-in-transition. Many Chicagoans still possess these old reels, passed down from generation to generation, but lack the projection equipment to view them properly and safely. That’s where Home Movie Day comes in: you bring the films, and we inspect them, project them, and offer tips on storage, preservation, and video transfer–all free of charge. And best of all, you get to watch them with an enthusiastic audience, equally hungry for local history. [Learn More]

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